Archos has another portable media player out on the market. The petite Android-based Archos 43 brings quite a bit to the table for $249.99.
Weighing in at 4.6 ounces, the Archos 43 sports a 4.3-inch touch screen with a 854 x 480 resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio, making it ready for HD video playback. Some of those videos could be your own creations thanks to the built-in HD camcorder, which allows for shooting a max resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Those movies (and other files) can be transferred via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB, HDMI or even 3G if your smartphone supports tethering.
Other need-to-know specs include a 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor, a 3G graphics accelerometer for some 3D gaming on-the-go, a max battery life of 36 hours (when set to music playback), and compatibility with Windows, Mac and Linux systems. And yes, the Archos 43 has been treated to a bit of Froyo.
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